Water lilies are in ponds around the world. There are many different species, but they all perform the same functions. Fish will often hide under the canopy of the lily when sensing osprey and other raptors seeking fish to eat. Turtles and frogs find shelter and food among the lily pads. Alligators float in the midst of the lily pads to blend in with the environment so they can pounce on ducks and other birds that swim around the pads. Bees and other insects come to the lily flower to sip its nectar. For me, I just enjoy the beauty of the plant and the opportunities it provides to see many of God’s creatures.